About

Circo de Ideias is an architecture publisher, bookshop and gallery based in Porto, at Bairro da Bouça. Founded in 2008, as a nonprofit cultural organization, Circo de Ideias is commited to promote the dissemination and study of architecture.

Directors

Magda Seifert

Architect (EUAC, 2006) based in Porto. She is currently Vice-Director of Porto Design Biennale and part of the esad—idea team, research in Design and Art. Between 2014 and 2016, she collaborated with the Canadian Center for Architecture Álvaro Siza’s archive transfer to this institution. In 2015-17, with Luís Tavares Pereira and Bruno Baldaia, she commissioned the 5th edition of Habitar Portugal. Between 2010 and 2014, she was part of the Ordem dos Arquitectos team, working directly with the board. In this context she worked in the organization of various cultural projects. She is the co-founder and co-director of Circo de Ideias, a cultural association where she coordinates, since 2008, several book editions, conferences and exhibition projects.

Pedro Baía

Currently postdoctoral researcher at Lab2PT – Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory from Minho University with the research project «Team Ten Farwest: Critical Revision of the Modern Movement in Portugal and Spain, 1951-1981». He is an architect graduated from the Architecture Department of Coimbra University (2005), where he presented in 2014 his doctoral thesis «From Broadcast to Reception: Reflections of Team 10 in the Portuguese Architectural Culture 1951-1981». Invited assistant professor at EAUM – Minho University School of Architecture from 2014 to 2017. Architecture critic for Público newspaper since 2017 and member of Friendly Fire collective since 2010. He is co-founder and co-director of Circo de Ideias, a cultural association where he coordinates, since 2008, several book editions, conferences and exhibition projects.

Editor and Design

Rita Castilho

Has a bachelor degree in Graphic Design, from Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD) and in 2017 finished her master degree in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects at Fine Arts School of Porto’s University (FBAUP). In 2016 she did her internship at YURR Studio, in The Netherlands. Alongside graphic design Rita has an active work in illustration under the name Rita Laranja.